UrbanTheater Company Presents Premiere of Julia De Burgos: Child of Water

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UrbanTheater Company (UTC) kicks off Season 9 this week with the Midwest Premiere of Puerto Rican playwright, Carmen Rivera’s, Julia De Burgos: Child of Water, directed by Juan Castañeda. Last February, UTC was honored to participate in a unified event spanning four major cities, in a choral reading of Julia De Burgos: Child of Water to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth and memory of the iconic Latin American lyric poet. Most recently, UTC forged an incredible partnership with the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (NMPRAC), formerly known as Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (IPRAC), in Humboldt Park, and is bringing the play to life with a full production inside the museum’s performance space. UTC celebrates the opportunity to produce one of Carmen’s plays, especially one about Julia De Burgos, the premier poet of Puerto Rico, a journalist, and independentista as well as internationalist, and one of the most prominent national Latina poets of our history. Julia De Burgos: Child of Water runs through December 14, 2014th. For tickets/information visit UTC’s website at www.UrbanTheaterChicago.org.

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